Category: Topoi special issue

Self-know-how and the Gap between Saying and Doing

We continue to hear from contributors to our special issue on confabulation in Topoi. In today’s post, Leon de Bruin, Senior Research Fellow in philosophy at VU University Amsterdam and Radboud University Nijmegen, and Derek Strijbos, psychiatrist and research fellow at...

Superstitious Confabulations

In this post, Anna Ichino, Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Milan, working primarily in the philosophy of mind and philosophical psychology, continues our series of research posts on the special issue in Topoi, introducing her paper “Superstitious confabulations“.  Confabulation is a...

Mnemonic Confabulation

We’re continuing our series of posts on “Philosophical Perspectives on Confabulation” – our special issue in the journal Topoi this week. In today’s post, Sarah Robins, Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Kansas, introduces her paper “Mnemonic Confabulation”. The motivation...

Gaslighting, Confabulation, and Epistemic Innocence

Our series of posts on confabulation continues, featuring papers that appear in a special issue of Topoi on the topic, guest edited by Sophie Stammers and Lisa Bortolotti. Today’s post, on gaslighting, confabulation, and epistemic innocence, is by Andrew Spear, Philosophy Faculty...

Philosophical Perspectives on Confabulation

Have you ever explained something that you believe or that you’ve done in a way that felt appropriate and meaningful at the time, but which, on reflection, you might have realized was a little…well…made up? You’re not alone! ‘Confabulation’, first studied...